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Countless Things to Do in the Florida Panhandle

Never A Dull Moment

From the moment the sun rises out of the Gulf of Mexico, your day at The Pearl Hotel will be filled with exhilarating adventures and things to do in scenic 30A. With just about every vacation activity imaginable offered nearby, each moment will be more exciting than the last. Grab an invigorating workout, enjoy a game of tennis or hop aboard a complimentary bike and explore the charming shops and restaurants in town.

Please contact the Concierge for more information about the many recreational activities around our hotel.


Guests at The Pearl have complimentary access to the tennis facilities at the WaterSound Beach Club.

Enjoy a match on one of two private Har-Tru Hydro-Courts or sign up for lessons from a certified tennis professional. Featuring sea-glass tile benches and private wooden lockers, the elegant ladies' and men's rooms offer shower facilities and changing areas.


Vacation is no reason to skimp on your workout routine. The state-of-the art Fitness Center at the WaterSound GateHouse, which is accessible to guests registered at The Pearl, offers the latest Technogym and Precor equipment with personal televisions and hook-ups for earphones. There is also a conditioning room with a Pilates Reformer, a Total Gym and medicine balls, bands, jump ropes and a massage therapy room.

For those who prefer the great outdoors to a treadmill, our nearby walking and jogging trail is a 2.3-mile loop consisting of sand footpaths, wooden boardwalks and four exercise stations with stretching and strength training equipment.


The Pearl offers a variety of complimentary bicycles for exploring town or biking the scenic, 18.6-mile 30A bike trail through South Walton’s coastal dune lakes and villages.


Whether the deep-sea beckons or you prefer to check out any of the many nearby coastal fresh water lakes, South Walton’s waters have been known to charm fishermen from all over the world. Allow us to arrange an excursion with any one of the excellent local guides or you can always try your luck right off the beach.

Eco Tours

For adventurous guests, eco tours offer unique environmental and historical experiences, including sailing, hiking, biking and kayaking tours around South Walton County.


Besides our destination hotel pool at The Pearl for adults ages 18 and older, there are four fantastic pools located throughout the nearby community: the Cocquina Pool, Sky Pool, Cabana Pool and Barbados Pool (Rosemary Beach family pool passes are available at The Pearl's Front Desk for guests).

Butterfly Garden

South Walton is known for its tranquil and lovely butterfly gardens. On nearby West Kingston Road, you’ll find an enchanting butterfly garden with a wooden footpath winding through a maze of colorful plants that attract thousands of beautiful butterflies.